Clouds over the Indian Ocean
NASA’s Aqua satellite acquired this natural-color image on March 11, 2013 as a striking band of clouds ran roughly northwest to southeast over the open ocean.
G. Thomas Arnold of NASA’s Ames Earth Science Project Office said that multiple factors interact to develop marine stratocumulus cloud patterns, such as low-level winds, sea-surface temperatures, air temperatures, and rising and sinking air masses.
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